Madeleine Humphreys is a 19-year-old film student at the University of Queensland. And in February 2014, she decided to embark on the ever-impossible quest that is consistently sold to women around the world.
She decided to try and become perfect. Perfect by society’s definition, anyway. She chose to spend 10 weeks of her life trying the diets, the exercise regimes and the beauty treatments that are constantly peddled to woman as the one thing that will make them more beautiful.
And she decided to film every step of the process and turn it into a documentary, called Am I Perfect?
Check out the trailer below:
While the documentary hasn’t yet been released, Madeleine has completed the 10-week challenge. And she’s getting plenty of attention for the challenge – largely because of the fact that, despite dropping 22kgs, she still reckons it wasn’t worth it.
You see, Madeleine’s usually a girl that doesn’t wear make-up, doesn’t exercise much and doesn’t diet or follow a healthy eating regime. Check out the below post from her Facebook page as she started her journey:
Her 10-week journey required her to undertake diets such as the cabbage soup diet (exactly what it says on the label – JUST cabbage soup), the baby food diet, the watercress soup diet and a juice cleanse.
In terms of exercise routines, she tried boot camps, rock-climbing, hot yoga and even pole-dancing lessons.
And her beauty routines ranged from the relatively standard (spray tans, manicures) to the extreme (inch-loss body wraps, colonic hydrotherapies, laser freckle removal…).
She battled throughout the diets. Regular updates on her Facebook page showed that she enjoyed the variety of food permitted by the paleo diet but struggled with the rest – particularly the ones that involved ONLY consuming baby food/watercress soup/juice.